I haven’t engaged with Daniel Berrigan’s work for a few years now, but he’s been valued contributor to my formation as a human being. I first discovered Berrigan when I was reading a lot about / by lay Episcopalian theologian William Stringfellow (d. ). My first book was Ross Labrie’s The Writings of Daniel Berrigan published in 1989 by University Press of America. This was followed by Berrigan’s reflections on the prophet Jeremiah: Jeremiah: The World, The Wound of God.
His autobiography – To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography was been reprinted in 2007.
A good introduction to Berrigan’s writing is Orbis Books’ 2009 publication Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings.
Interesting too is his published published conversations with Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh titled The Raft is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness.
The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, was an American Jesuit priest, peace activist and poet whose defiant protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and landed him in prison, died on Saturday in the Bronx. Born on May 9th 1921, he died on the 30th April 2016, a few days before his 95th birthday.
His good friend and fellow activist Fr. John Dear reflects on Berrigan’s life and rich contribution to humanity in the Huffington Post, here. America reflects of Berrigan here. New York Times piece can be found here. A column by America Magazine can be found here.